A Kid In My Class
Poems By Rachel Rooney
Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Eagerly anticipated new collection of poems by one of the top children's poets writing today, with stunning illustrations by Chris Riddell.
"He's not scared of nothing.
Nobody. Never. Nah.
Which means that he is.
Tough Kid. Not tough enough.
I know - I once met his dad."
They're all here...every kid in the class has their own poem. The pushy one, the shy one. The whizz kid and the daydreamer. The best friender and the kid who runs in his wheelchair. The tough kid, the poet. And not forgetting the class hamster.
This eagerly awaited new collection from an outstanding poet, winner of the CLiPPA Award, is perfectly matched by the amazing wit and inventiveness of the former UK Children’s Laureate.
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Shortlisted for the CLiPPA Award 19
Winner of the North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards 19 - Poetry
Longlisted for the Steel City Bookclub Awards 20
“I absolutely love this new children’s poetry book”
"This moreish collection of poems about a class full of characters is beautifully written and illustrated and will ring bells with all children about their own behaviour and that of their schoolmates."
Nicolette Jones - Sunday Times
"Rooney evokes children's perspectives with empathy. The poignancy and humour of these character sketches are heightened by their illustrations."
Imogen Russell Williams - The Guardian